IRE 185/10 in 34.4 Overs

MATCH ENDED
WI beat IRE by 196 runs
Man of the Match - John Campbell
  WI
381/3 (50.0/50 ov)
  IRE
185/10 (34.4/50 ov)
Commentary
  • So that is it from this game! Ireland now have a break and it will be Windies who be facing Bangladesh next up on the 7th of May at 1045 local (0945 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!
  • Windies skipper, Jason Holder, says it is a satisfying victory for them. Credits John Campbell and Shai Hope's excellent innings. Holder also says the bowlers did well especially Shannon Gabriel. Mentions that they will look to continue their performance in the next match also.
  • Ireland skipper, William Porterfield, starts by crediting the Windies openers. Mentions they were at a decent position after the first hour but once the two got in, they took the game away. Adds further that it is a learning curve for the youngsters and they are going to get a lot of opportunities and they will have to grab it. Ends by saying they need a few partnerships from the batsman at the top to lay a platform and that is what they will be working on.
  • John Campbell, Man of the Match, says that he is happy with his performance and he is even more pleased with the victory. Adds that they put a big score on the board and that helped their bowlers to perform well.
  • Every Windies bowler except for Holder had a wicket at least to their names. Nurse finished with 4 and Gabriel was the second highest with a three-fer. Stay tuned for the presentation.
  • After the batsmen, the Windies bowlers also did their job brilliantly. Kemar Roach and Sheldon Cottrell made quick work of the top order. Kevin O'Brien then, first with Andy Balbirnie and then Gary Wilson stitched two decent stands. Kevin scored a half ton but a lot more was needed. Once he fell though, the remaining batters could not stick around and from 152 for 3, they have been bundled out for 185.
  • A very, very dominating performance by the Windies has saw them win the first game of the Tri-series. To be honest, after they posted 381 on the board courtesy tons from Shai Hope and John Campbell, the result was never in doubt.
  • 34.4
    W
    A Nurse to J Little, OUT! BOWLED'EM! That is the end of the game! Little moves right across and looks to sweep but misses. The ball shatters the stumps behind. WINDIES WIN BY 196 RUNS!
  • 34.3
    0
    A Nurse to J Little, OUCH! Little has hit his partner at the other end. Dances down the track and smashes it towards the non-striker. He may not have been expecting it and is not able to get out of the way. Protects himself by lifting his hand and is in some pain now.
  • Joshua Little is the new man in!
  • 34.2
    W
    A Nurse to B McCarthy, OUT! Beauty of a delivery from Ashley Nurse. Nurse tosses it up just outside off, McCarthy comes down the track to go for a big shot but misses the line completely. Barry leaves a big gap between bat and pad. He gets stumped. Shai Hope whips the bails off in a flash.
  • 34.1
    4
    A Nurse to B McCarthy, FOUR! Nice shot. Tossed up on off, McCarthy comes down the track and lofts it over extra cover for a boundary.
  • END OF OVER: 34 | 6 Runs 0 Wkt | IRE: 181/8
  • 33.6
    1
    S Cottrell to B McCarthy, Full and outside off, McCarthy plays it towards point for a single.
  • 33.5
    0
    S Cottrell to B McCarthy, On a good length on off, McCarthy blocks it off the back foot.
  • 33.4
    0
    S Cottrell to B McCarthy, Full and outside off, McCarthy looks to drive but misses it.
  • 33.3
    1
    S Cottrell to Tim Murtagh, Short delivery on middle, Murtagh pulls it towards square leg for a single.
  • 33.2
    0
    S Cottrell to Tim Murtagh, The batsman has driven it through mid on.
  • 33.1
    4
    S Cottrell to Tim Murtagh, FOUR! Easy-peasy! Down the leg side, Murtagh flicks it through backward square leg and the ball races away to the fence.
  • END OF OVER: 33 | 5 Runs 0 Wkt | IRE: 175/8
  • Sheldon Cottrell is back on!
  • 32.6
    1
    A Nurse to Tim Murtagh, Tossed up delivery on middle, Murtagh flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 32.5
    1
    A Nurse to B McCarthy, Full on middle, McCarthy drives it towards mid on for a run.
  • 32.4
    0
    A Nurse to B McCarthy, Flighted delivery on off, McCarthy looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. Nurse appeals but the umpire shakes his head.
  • 32.3
    0
    A Nurse to B McCarthy, Tossed up on off, McCarthy comes down the track and keeps it out.